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Nutrition Facts

Calories 791
  Calories from Fat 354 (45%)
(64%)Total Fat 41g
(53%)Saturated Fat 11g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 19g
(26%)Cholesterol 78mg
(50%)Sodium 1203mg
(10%)Potassium 355mg
Total Carbohydrate 99g
(19%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 70g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(31%)Protein 15g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Perfect Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Ingredients

  • Cupcakes2 cups sugar

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup cocoa

  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 cup boiling water

  • Frosting1 cup confectioner's sugar

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter

  • 5 Tbs unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt

  • 1/3 cup whole milk (or cream)

These would undoubtedly win the taster's choice award at any bake sale!

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Add sugar and vegetable oil to stand mixer. Mix on low until incorporated.
  • Add one egg at a time and mix on medium speed for 1 minute.
  • Sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Turn mixer to low and add 1/3 of the milk, then 1/3 of the flour mixture, and so on, until everything is incorporated.
  • Add vanilla extract and mix on medium for 2 minutes until smooth. Add boiling water and mix on low until incorporated.
  • Add batter to cupcake pan. Bake at 350°F for 25–30 minutes or until toothpick is clean when removed from the center of the cupcakes.
  • Combine sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and kosher salt in a stand mixer or mixing bowl. Mix well. Add milk a little at a time until you get the desired consistency.
  • When cupcakes are cool, frost them.

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